Vital Records

Adoptions - Change records for adoptions (No Fee).

Birth and Death Statistics - Statistics are available concerning various aspects of births and deaths in Bartholomew County.

Birth Records - Record and issue certified copies of birth certificates for persons born in Columbus and Bartholomew County to self or immediate family members. Fee: $10.00 for regular and wallet size and $15.00 for combo.

Burial-Transit Permits - Issue a permit for disposition of human remains prior to any type of disposition of a body and prior to removing a body from this county.

Death Records - Record and issue certified copies of death certificates for a person whose death occurred in Columbus and Bartholomew County. Fee: $8.00 for each copy.

Genealogy - Birth and death records have been recorded since 1882. Genealogy information is available to the public.

Legitimations - Legitimize records. Parents decide to marry after a child is born and change the child's' name to the father's name and add the father to the record. Fee: $20.00.

Paternity - Change records as required by court order determining parentage. No fee if ordered by the court.

Record Changes - Amend records as required by the Indiana State Department of Health and requests from individuals as approved by this department. Fee: $20.00 for paternity affidavits and $20.00 for Affidavit of Amendment

Statistics - Prepare and report records of births, deaths, and total deaths (stillbirths) to the Indiana State Department of Health. Prepare monthly a death report for the county auditor, circuit court clerk, and other agencies.


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